The RBSP-ECT team includes engineers, scientists, researchers, and project managers. The science team brings together leaders in the areas of instrument design and operation, science data analysis and management, theory and modeling, and space weather applications. 

They are distributed across eight funded U.S. institutions (The Aerospace Corp., UNH, Dartmouth College, Los Alamos Natl. Lab., MIT, Southwest Research Inst., UCLA, Univ. of Colorado), one unfunded US Govt. partner agency (NOAA/SEC), and three unfunded international collaborators (Univ. of Alberta, British Antarctic Survey, and CERT-ONERA)

Group photo of the RBSP-ECT team in Florida.

Group photo of the RBSP-ECT team in Florida. 

Principal Investigator

Harlan Spence
University of New Hampshire
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space 

Deputy Principal Investigator

Geoffrey Reeves, Science Team Lead
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Project Management

Sonya Smith, Deputy Project Manager
University of New Hampshire

Science Team

University of New Hampshire

Chia-Lin Huang, Science Analysis
Mike Golightly, Science Analysis

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Herbert Funsten, Science Analysis, HOPE Lead
Ruth Skoug, Science Analysis 
Michelle Thomsen, Science Analysis
Vania Jordanova, Science Analysis
Brian Larsen, Science Analysis
Reiner Friedel, SOC / SDC
Michael Henderson, SOC / SDC
Elizabeth MacDonald, Science Analyst, Co-I

Aerospace Corporation

Bern Blake, Science Analysis, MagEIS Lead
James Clemmons, Science Analysis
Joseph Fennell, Science Analysis
T. Paul O'Brien, Theory and Modeling

University of Colorado

Daniel Baker, Science Analysis, REPT Lead
Xinlin Li, Theory and Modeling
Scot Elkington, Theory and Modeling

Southwest Research Institute

David Young, Science Analysis
Jorg-Micha Jahn, Science Analysis
Jerry Goldstein, Theory and Modeling

NASA Goddard SFC

Shrikanth G. Kanekal, Science Analyst, Co-I


Terry Onsager, Space Weather Applications
Janet Green, Space Weather Applications

University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Thorne, Theory and Modeling

Dartmouth College

Mary Hudson, Theory and Modeling

University of Alberta

Ian Mann, Science Analysis

British Antarctic Survey

Richard Horne, Theory and Modeling


Sebastien Bourdarie, Theory and Modeling

RBSP-ECT Team Organization 

Organizational chart for ECT suite management, 
both technical and programmatic
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